Noord-Hollands Archief: Koninklijke Joh. Enschedé
Paper with value
Since 2015, the Noord-Hollands Archief has taken on the unique and extensive collection of printer Joh. Enschedé. On 25 November, the Noord-Hollands Archief opened a new, permanent exhibition on Royal Joh. Enschedé, the more than 300-year-old family business from Haarlem known for producing securities. Studio Louter has created the concept, design and all AV and multimedia. For the design, we worked closely together with designer Todd van Hulzen.
Through years of progressive craftsmanship in printing, publishing and letter moulding, Royal Joh. Enschedé has been the printer for producing securities in The Netherlands and abroad. In this new presentation, Enschedé’s world-famous print work is shown and celebrated. Three spatial installations depict the craftsmanship and show the techniques that were used. For example, an 18th-century printing press is displayed with a range of printed matter, a letter installation consisting of fonts designed by Enschedé and a money roll that reveals the colour structures of a banknote. The visitor can also digitally create a banknote themselves. In this way, one can discover the craftsmanship that is hidden behind an everyday utensil such as paper money.
For the archive’s own magazine Uitgelicht, Anna, Dirk, Eline and Todd were interviewed about the creation process. Read the entire interview here (Dutch).
Pictures: Mike Bink
Todd van Hulzen